Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in the world, affecting more than 25% of people worldwide. Children and pregnant women are especially vulnerable to the consequences of iron deficiency, making it a leading cause of anemia. As dietitians, we work with many of the population who may have and/or at risk for Iron deficiency - this webinar will provide you with an overview of best practice and recommendations for Iron deficiency and supplementation to support your practice.

In this webinar, you will learn :

-WHAT supplement should you recommend?
Navigating the supplement aisle and the different forms available in the market. What to look for on an iron supplement label.

-WHO needs extra iron?
Best practice and considerations for the assessment of iron status. Effectiveness of dietary interventions on Iron status.

-WHEN is iron supplementation particularly important?
A special focus on pregnancy, infancy, and those following a vegan diet. A review of interesting case studies.

-HOW Iron supplements should be taken?
Best practice and tips when recommending Iron supplementation. Problem solving with intolerance and digestive issues.
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    RD and PhD Candidate at the University of British Columbia
    Kelsey is studying micronutrient supplementation, with a particular interest in folate and iron during pregnancy. She is currently conducting a clinical trial in Vancouver, BC of prenatal multivitamin supplementation (including supplementation with synthetic folic acid vs natural folate) in pregnancy. Kelsey completed her dietetic training at the University of Saskatchewan in 2014, and has >7 years of professional experience as a registered dietitian working in clinical, community, and industry roles.